June 12, 2018
caring

Caring for Your Pastor

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish) Français (French) العربية (Arabic)Reposting with kind permission from the Table Podcast. Darrell Bock: Welcome to The Table, where we discuss issues of God and culture. I’m Darrell Bock, Executive Director for Cultural Engagement at The Hendricks Center at Dallas Theological Seminary. And our topic today is “Pastoral Care.” Not the care that pastors care but care for the pastor. And I have two distinguished guests with me today, Bruce Ewing, who is Special Assistant to the President and Alumni Relations here at Dallas Theological Seminary. Welcome, Bruce. Bruce Ewing: Thank you.Darrell BockAnd […]
May 29, 2018
skills

21 Skills of Great Preachers

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish) Français (French) العربية (Arabic)Reposting with kind permission of Josh Reich.  After listening to preachers of many different denominations and having been a preacher for over sixty years, I find the following observations by Keith Drury to be particularly cogent. According to him, these are the twenty-one skills of great preachers: The one thing most of us would rather do than preach is hear another great preacher. I mean a “Great” preacher. I’ve learned plenty from hearing the best preachers, especially in a live setting. For most of my life, when sitting under […]
May 24, 2018
commit

7 Steps to Start Becoming a Church People Want to Commit To

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish) Français (French) العربية (Arabic)A lot of recently unchurched people are like some of the rowdy kids in school. They’re ditching because they’re not being challenged. by Karl Vaters People who don’t go to church, don’t want to go to church. They’re not rolling out of bed late on Sunday morning wishing they had somewhere more churchy to be. In fact, a growing number of people who do go to church don’t want to go, either. If we don’t give them something worth committing to, they’ll be gone soon. As I mentioned in […]
May 22, 2018

Reflections on Legacy and the Future from Dr. Ramesh Richard

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish) Français (French) العربية (Arabic)March 20, 2018 My dear friend, I write this letter on John Richard’s 95th birthday. I am seized by his memory. He passed away 17 days short of this rather momentous day. I was fully expecting him to make it and had airline tickets to surprise him with a visit today. Instead, he surprised us! Quite well till the last five days of his life, he entered into his heavenly reward. After a brief struggle, surrounded by loving family, he worshipped His Lord Jesus, whispering St. Paul’s “I have […]